Life in Rason, a special economic zone far from the police state in Pyongyang, is ... well ... almost normal.
North Korea's drones are cheap, small, and poorly made. That's exactly why they're so dangerous.
Suki Kim's memoir about teaching in an elite North Korean school run by evangelical missionaries highlights the dangers and absurdities of life in a closed society.
Five reasons a quiet North Korea is still a deadly North Korea.
What a rising generation of scientists and apparatchiks means for North Korea's nuclear program.
Secretary of State John Kerry needs to pay Kim Jong Un a visit. Because North Korea is muscling up and the Obama administration's "strategic patience" isn't working.
Why ongoing and close ties between Pyongyang's and Tehran's nuclear programs are cause for concern.
Chinese netizens love mocking North Korea's portly dictator. But it masks a deeper disdain.
Why is North Korea so pissed off about the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy caper?
After disclosing that they used the forbidden metal, some companies are still trying to figure out whether they did.
New rule forces businesses to trace their supply chains.
Pyongyang's military is in decline? Think again. New satellite images show that nukes aren't the only thing on North Korea's mind these days.
Satellite images show that Pyongyang is up to no good at its Punggye-ri nuclear site. The question isn't if a nuclear test will happen -- but when.
The push underscores a fundamental question: Can the nuke force police its own?
What does it mean when North Korea announces it has a "new form" of nuclear testing coming soon?
Could these creepy chest packs be North Korea's way of threatening radiological war?
Why satellite images -- not smuggled videos -- reveal the real dangers lurking inside Kim Jong Un’s nuclear hermit kingdom.
Meet the next generation of North Korea's ruling family -- while you still can.
Wherein your inteprid correspondent speaks with the made-up avatar of an ex-CIA official, for insight.
How shamed wives, rogue chemists, and crooked doctors move 'Ice' in the Hermit Kingdom.
Sixty years later, South Korea still isn't ready to take full control of its own defense.
What Kim Hyuk has carried with him on his harrowing journey from the streets to the speaking circuit.
Japan's former defense minister talks to FP about cyberattacks, the East China Sea face-off, and whether North Korea's Kim Jong Un is a puppet dictator.
After scaring the world witless, has North Korea slunk back into its cave?
At the stroke of a pen, President Obama could reassure a key ally and put Pyongyang back in its box. Here’s how.